2024 European Championships: Day 5 Prelims Live Recap

2024 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Day 5 Prelims Heat Sheets

DAY 5 PRELIMS EVENT LINEUP

  • Women’s 50 free
  • Men’s 50 breast
  • Women’s 100 back
  • Men’s 200 fly
  • Women’s 200 IM
  • Mixed 4×100 free relay
  • Men’s 1500 free

Day 5 of the 2024 European Championships is here. Some of the high profile races today will include the men’s 200 fly, which features World Record holder Kristof Milak. Milak has had an up-and-down meet here in Belgrade this week, but this is his best event, so we’ll see how he looks.

Mykhailo Romanchuk comes in as the top seed in the men’s 1500 free this morning by a huge margin. Additionally, there are only 12 men in the 1500 prelims this morning, so we’ll see how the times end up looking.

Israel’s Anastasia Gorbenko comes in as the top seed in the women’s 200 IM by over 2 seconds.

WOMEN’S 50 FREESTYLE – HEATS

  • World Record: 23.61 – Sarah Sjostrom, Sweden (2023)
  • European Record: 23.61 – Sarah Sjostrom, Sweden (2023)
  • Championship Record: 23.74 – Sarah Sjostrom, Sweden (2018)

TOP 16 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Theodora Drakou (Greece) – 24.89
  2. Petra Senanszky (Hungary) – 24.96
  3. Jessica Felsner (Germany) – 24.97
  4. Jana Pavalic (Croatia) – 25.01
  5. Kornelia Fiedkiewicz (Poland) – 25.03
  6. Julie Jensen (Denmark) – 25.15
  7. Barbora Janickova (Czech Republic) – 25.20
  8. Aleksa Gold (Estonia) – 25.23
  9. Teresa Ivan (Slovakia) – 25.26
  10. Kalia Antoniou (Cypress) – 25.28
  11. Andrea Murez (Israel) – 25.34
  12. Anna Dowgiert (Poland) – 25.48
  13. Saryna Nabojcenko (Czech Republic) – 25.49
  14. Lillian Slusna (Slovakia) – 25.67 (TIE)
  15. Elisabeth Ebbesen (Denmark) – 25.67 (TIE)
  16. Anna Hadjiloizou (Cypress) – 25.71

Greece’s Theodra Drakou led the way in prelims of the women’s 50 free this morning, clocking a 24.89. There were two other swimmers in the field this morning who went under 25 seconds, as Petra Senanszky came in 2nd with a 24.96 and Jessica Felsner was 3rd in 24.97.

This is also the first event in which Cypress has advanced two swimmers out of prelims. Kalia Antoniou came in 10th this morning with a 25.28, while Anna Hadjiloizou was the last swimmer in, touching 16th in 25.71.

MEN’S 50 BREASTSTROKE – HEATS

  • World Record: 25.95 – Adam Peaty, Great Britain (2017)
  • European Record: 25.95 – Adam Peaty, Great Britain (2017)
  • Championship Record: 26.09 – Adam Peaty, Great Britain (2018)

TOP 16 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Noel de Geus (Germany) – 27.07
  2. Huseyin Sakci (Turkey) – 27.19
  3. Kristian Pitshugin (Israel) – 27.26
  4. Heiko Gigler (Austria) – 27.27
  5. Peter Stevens (Slovenia) – 27.30
  6. Joergen Braaten (Norway) – 27.32
  7. Bernhard Reitshammer (Austria) – 27.41
  8. Volodymyr Lisovets (Ukraine) – 27.43
  9. Nusrat Allahverdi (Turkey) – 27.61
  10. Vojtech Janecek (Czech Republic) – 27.69 (TIE)
  11. Jan Kaluskowski (Poland) – 27.69 (TIE)
  12. Valentin Bayer (Austria) – 27.72*
  13. Elias Elsgaard (Denmark) – 27.74
  14. AG Aspougalis (Greece) – 27.93
  15. Jonathan Itzhaki (Israel) – 27.94
  16. Olli Kokko (Finland) – 27.97
  17. Lyubomir Epitropov (Bulgaria) – 27.99

Germany’s Noel de Geus posted the top time of prelims in the men’s 50 breast, swimming a 27.07. The swim put him within half a second of the German Record of 26.62, which was set in April of this year.

Coming in right behind De Geus was Turkey’s Huseyin Sakci, who swam a 27.19. Huseyin holds the Turkish Record in the event with a 26.82 from 2021. He’s the World Record holder in the SCM 50 breast, where he is the only swimmer in history to have gone under 25 seconds.

Israel’s Kristian Pitshugin came in 3rd with a 27.26 this morning, which is 0.21 seconds off the Israeli Record of 27.05, which was set in 2021.

WOMEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE – HEATS

  • World Record: 57.13 – Regan Smith, USA (2024)
  • European Record: 58.08 – Kathleen Dawson, Great Britain (2021)
  • Championship Record: 58.08 – Kathleen Dawson, Great Britain (2021)

TOP 16 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Danielle Hill (Ireland) – 1:00.62
  2. Hanna Rosvall (Sweden) – 1:00.88
  3. Roos Vanotterdijk (Belgium) – 1:01.06
  4. Adela Piskorska (Poland) – 1:01.16
  5. Nika Sharafutdinova (Ukraine) – 1:01.63
  6. Lora Komoroczy (Hungary) – 1:01.77
  7. Justine Murdock (Lithuania) – 1:01.98
  8. Fanny Teijonsalo (Finland) – 1:01.99
  9. Dora Molnar (Hungary) – 1:02.03
  10. Lottie Cullen (Ireland) – 1:02.54
  11. Holly McGill (Great Britain) – 1:02.62
  12. Katarina Milutinovic (Serbia) – 1:02.71
  13. Tom Mienis (Israel) – 1:03.02
  14. Laura Bernat (Poland) – 1:03.15
  15. Tatiana Salcutan (Moldova) – 1:03.19
  16. Gabriela Georgieva (Bulgaria) – 1:03.31

In a fairly sluggish prelims of the women’s 100 back, Ireland’s Danielle Hill posted the top time of the morning with a 1:00.62. Not only was no one under 1:00 this morning, there were only 2 swimmers who went under 1:01. Sweden’s Hanna Rosvall came in 2nd this morning with a 1:00.88. Hill was out pretty fast this morning, splitting 29.06 on the opening 50m, however, she fell off from her early speed on the back half, coming home in 31.56.

Belgium’s Roos Vanotterdijk came in 3rd this morning with a 1:01.06.

MEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY – HEATS

TOP 16 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Krzysztof Chmielewski (Poland) – 1:55.65
  2. Kristof Milak (Hungary) – 1:55.71
  3. Richard Marton (Hungary) – 1:56.44
  4. Michal Chmielewski (Poland) – 1:56.51
  5. Polat Turnali (Turkey) – 1:56.76
  6. Balazs Hollo (Hungary) – 1:57.02*
  7. Ondrej Gemov (Czech Republic) – 1:57.75
  8. Kregor Zirk (Estonia) – 1:58.17
  9. Damian Chrzanowski (Poland) – 1:58.46*
  10. Apostolos Siskos (Greece) – 1:58.49
  11. Marius Toscan (Switzerland) – 1:58.57
  12. Joshua Gammon (Great Britain) – 1:58.85
  13. Adrian Jaskiewicz (Poland) – 1:59.02*
  14. Jack Cassin (Ireland) – 1:59.05
  15. Ramil Valizade (Azerbaijan) – 1:59.20
  16. David Thomasberger (Germany) – 1:59.25
  17. Heorhii Lukashev (Ukraine) – 1:59.65
  18. Sebastian Lunak (Czech Republic) – 2:00.65
  19. Edward Mildred (Great Britain) – 2:01.82

Poland and Hungary were excellent in prelims of the men’s 200 fly this morning. Polish brother Krzysztof Chmielewski and Michal Chmielewski each finished in the top 4 this morning, with Krzysztof leading the way in 1:55.65 and Michal taking 4th in 1:56.51. Krzysztof was particularly strong on the 3rd 50m of the race this morning, where he split a field-leading 30.08.

Hungarian superstar and World Record holder Kristof Milak had a great prelims swim, clocking a 1:55.71 for 2nd overall. Milak was out the fastest of anyone in the field this morning, splitting 54.87 on the opening 100m, which was the only first 100 under 55 seconds this morning.

Also of note, Azerbaijan had it’s first swimmer of the meet advance out of prelims. Ramil Thomasberger clocked a 1:59.20 this morning, taking 15th.

WOMEN’S 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – HEATS

  • World Record: 2:06.12 – Katinka Hosszu, Hungary (2015)
  • European Record: 2:06.12 – Katinka Hosszu, Hungary (2015)
  • Championship Record: 2:07.30 – Katinka Hosszu, Hungary (2016)

TOP 16 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Anastasia Gorbenko (Israel) – 2:13.58
  2. Leah Schlosshan (Great Britain) – 2:13.64
  3. Dalma Sebestyen (Hungary) – 2:14.82
  4. Lena Kreundl (Austria) – 2:14.83
  5. Lisa Nystrand (Sweden) – 2:16.49
  6. Ellie McCartney (Ireland) – 2:16.66
  7. Lea Polonsky (Israel) – 2:18.24 (TIE)
  8. Tamara Potocka (Slovakia) – 2:18.24 (TIE)
  9. Barbora Seemanova (Czech Republic) – 2:18.27
  10. Tea Winblad (Sweden) – 2:18.92
  11. Hanna Bergman (Sweden) – 2:19.11*
  12. Diana Petkova (Bulgaria) – 2:19.63
  13. Annie Hegmegi (Sweden) – 2:21.29*
  14. Iman Avdic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – 2:21.88
  15. Diana Musayelyan (Armenia) – 2:24.48
  16. Fatima Alkaramova (Azerbaijan) – 2:26.83
  17. Vivian Xhemollari (Albania) – 2:29.36

There were only 17 swimmers in the women’s 200 IM prelims this morning, and since 4 of those swimmers were from Sweden, only 15 swimmers were eligible to advance to tonight’s semifinals. As expected, Israel’s Anastasia Gorbenko clocked the fastest time of the morning, swimming a 2:13.58. Gorbenko was very strong on the breaststroke leg of the race this morning, splitting a 35.94. She wasn’t super fast coming home, however, splitting 34.49 on the freestyle leg.

Great Britain’s Leah Schlosshan was right behind Gorbenko this morning, taking 2nd in 2:13.64. She was slower than Gorbenko on breaststroke, splitting 37.63, but she was much faster on free, where she swam a 32.40.

There were 2 other swimmer under 2:15 in the event this morning. Hungarian Dalma Sebestyen came in 3rd with a 2:14.82, while Austrian Lena Kreundl clocked a 2:14.83 for 4th.

MIXED 4×100 FREE RELAY – HEATS

  • World Record: 3:18.83 – Australia (2023)
  • European Record: 3:21.68 – Great Britain (2023)
  • Championship Record: 3:22.07 – France (2018)

TOP 8 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Hungary – 3:29.57
  2. Poland – 3:30.17
  3. Sweden – 3:31.83
  4. Germany – 3:34.16
  5. Serbia – 3:35.40
  6. Israel – 3:39.36
  7. Slovakia – 3:46.15

Only 7 teams competed in the mixed 4×100 free relay this morning, meaning each team that swam this morning advanced to tonight’s final. Hungary led the way with a 3:29.57. That team was composed of Bence Szabados (49.82), Boldizsar Magda (49.92), Nikolett Padar (53.98), and Minna Abraham (55.85).

Poland wasn’t far behind, swimming a 3:30.17. Bartosz Piszczorowicz (49.86), Dominik Dudys (49.13), Wiktoria Gusc (55.74), and Aleksandra Polanska (55.44) made up that relay.

MEN’S 1500 FREESTYLE – HEATS

  • World Record: 14:31.02 – Sun Yang, China (2012)
  • European Record: 14:32.80 – Gregorio Paltrinieri, Italy (2022)
  • Championship Record: 14:34.04 – Gregorio Paltrinieri, Italy (2016)

TOP 8 QUALIFIERS:

 

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DK99
28 days ago

2:29 making the semis of the women’s 200IM 🤧

ooo
28 days ago

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Cyprus is an island country in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, north of the Sinai Peninsula, south of the Anatolian Peninsula, and west of the Levant. 😉

swimwandering
Reply to  ooo
28 days ago

Good call out and yet they still haven’t fixed it – you will need to be more direct and point out where the grammar crime lives. 😉

Genevieve Nnaji
Reply to  ooo
28 days ago

Ded.